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By Mac-
I have a new BTC-5HDX that works well with AA batteries.

When I connect the 12VSLA, with the AAs, the camera readout say the External battery is connected. I believe the camera is operating with just the AA power in this configuration as it drains them to 1 volt fairly quickly.

When I connect the 12V SLA without the AA the camera will not start.

The SLA is charged, I'm connecting with a Stealth Cam cable, and the voltage measures OK at the barrel connector. Center connector is positive.

Would appreciate any ideas
I would suspect the cable to start with. Make sure you have a compatible plug first. Verify that the external pport on the the camera is 12v not 6v.

In the documentation, does it say you need to leave AA in the camera when an external is used? (that does not sound right to me))
Thanks for the reply Anthony

The cable is a Stealth Cam 10 ft with a 5.5mm barrel connector. Positive is marked and is the inside hole of the connector.

The camera operates with 6 AA batteries.

The packaging and the cover for the external power port on the camera both say 12 Volt.
So , I'm guessing , they cut it down to 9V internally.

I did find this online. "The Browning Trail Camera Power Pack is the only approved external power source that should be used in conjunction with your trail cameras 12v DC input. When using the Browning Trail Camera Power Pack batteries should be installed in both the trail camera and the power pack."

The Browning power pack is 8 AA batteries.

I'm not sure what to do from here.
It is under warranty.
I have 4 BTC 5HDX and 2 of the 4 would not power with external solar power (Moultrie panels). Sent the 2 that wouldn't work with the power panels back. Received 2 new replacements and they work fine with the panels. That's what I don't like about Browning. Its a crap shoot if they work the same right out of the box each time. Don't get me wrong .I like these little cameras , I have 8 of them all together.

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